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When: Jan 10, 2022 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: School Committee
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HINGHAM SCHOOL COMMITTEE
January 10, 2022 at 6:30 PM
Remote meeting via Zoom Webinar
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Meeting ID: 820 7058 7304
1. Call to Order CHAIR COMMENT: This meeting is being held remotely as an alternate means of public access pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021 temporarily amending certain provisions of the Open Meeting Law. You are hereby advised that this meeting and all communications during this meeting may be recorded by the Town of Hingham in accordance with the Open Meeting Law. If any participant wishes to record this meeting, please notify the chair at the start of the meeting in accordance with M.G.L. c. 30A, § 20(f) so that the chair may inform all other participants of said recording.
2. Motion to enter into Executive Session and to reconvene in Open Session, for the purposes of:
2.1. To discuss negotiations with the Hingham Education Association (HEA) Unit B regarding the reopening of schools,
the public discussion of which would be detrimental to the Committee’s bargaining position.
2.2 To approve the minutes of the Executive Session held on December 20, 2021
3. Return to Open Session at 7:00 PM
4. Approval of Minutes
4.1 Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of December 20, 2021
4.2 Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of December 21, 2021
4.3 Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of January 4, 2022
4.4 Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of January 5, 2022
4.5 Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of January 6, 2022
5. Questions and Comments
The Hingham School Committee encourages community engagement and welcomes questions and comments as agenda items are discussed at the meeting. In addition, we have set aside up to fifteen minutes at the beginning of this meeting for comments or questions that fall under the purview of the School Committee and are not already on tonight's agenda. If any guests wish to speak, please raise your hand, state your name and address, and address your comments to the Chairperson. Comments will be limited to 3 minutes per speaker and must relate to topics within the scope of responsibility of the School Committee. As established by the Massachusetts General Laws, the responsibilities of the School Committee are to (1) select and to terminate the Superintendent, (2) review and approve budgets for public education in the district, and (3) establish educational goals and policies for the schools in the district. Speakers are encouraged to present their remarks in a respectful manner and to consider the privacy interests of others. The public comment period is not a time for debate or response to comments by the School Committee. The School Committee is not adopting or endorsing any of the comments made during the public comment period.
6. Superintendent’s Report
7.1 Student Communications
7.2 Communications Received by the Superintendent
7.3 Other Communications
8. Unfinished Business
8.1 Update on the Superintendent search
8.2 Strategic Plan Update
8.3 To consider general interim policies on COVID-19 related issues (second read) and to act as appropriate
8.4 Enrollment Update
9. New Business:
9.1 To receive notification of the appointments of: Allison Burton, paraeducator at Hingham High School (effective 12/13/21); Maureen Conner, paraeducator at Foster Elementary School (effective 11/29/21); Jessica DiCesare, part time Accounting Administrative Assistant (effective 12/13/21); Brenna Gilmartin, part-time Assistant Director of Food Services (effective 11/22/21); John Goggin, paraeducator at Foster Elementary School (effective 11/29/21); Christina Grande, paraeducator at Plymouth River Elementary School (effective 12/7/21); Jennifer Iverson, Custodian at Hingham Middle School (effective 12/2/21); Vijisha Mani, paraeducator at East Elementary School (effective 12/2/21).
9.2 To receive notification of the resignations of: Jaye Carlson, Administrative Assistant at South Elementary (effective 1/6/22); Roberta Cosman, Food Service Tech (effective 12/15/21); Kara Gannon, Food Service Tech (effective 12/1/21); James Lombardi, Van Driver (effective 12/17/21); Jacqueline Nolan, Paraeducator at Hingham Middle School (effective 12/23/21); Kristen Stenstrom, Paraeducator at Plymouth River Elementary School (effective 1/4/22)
10. Subcommittee and Project Reports
11. Other items as may not reasonably be known 48 hours in advance of the meeting.
NEXT SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
January 24, 2022
February 7, 2022
This meeting is being held remotely as an alternate means of public access pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021 temporarily amending certain provisions of the Open Meeting Law. You are hereby advised that this meeting and all communications during this meeting may be recorded by the Town of Hingham in accordance with the Open Meeting Law. If any participant wishes to record this meeting, please notify the chair at the start of the meeting in accordance with M.G.L. c. 30A, § 20(f) so that the chair may inform all other participants of said recording.